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Old 03-23-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Pikesville, MD
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Maybe it had a cloth over it, but at any rate they sawed it off and a huge chunk of metal came off.... in pieces
What he meant was that it wasn't a real hardtop as it had a fixed rear quarter window and a fixed B pillar:



A hardtop car has no B pillar and the rear quarter windows go down, do that it's open from front to back with no pillars left up:




What he was originally asking for was if anyone chopped teh top of a Targa or T-Top car, like this:



I know I've seen some targa and T-Top cars over the years with chopped tops (for a lower roofline) but I can't find pics of them now.
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Old 03-23-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: Earth
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What he meant was that it wasn't a real hardtop as it had a fixed rear quarter window and a fixed B pillar:
Just for clarification, the rear quarter light windows on a 1970 Nova 2 door aren't "fixed"; they do roll down. However all novas from 1968 onwards were "post" cars, as opposed to the 1967-69 Camaro which didn't utilize a post.

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Seriously, it was a hard top Nova. Original V8 car, not sure on tech specs but it was a sweet ride. Then he and a friend took a cutting torch to it and hacked the roof off. After that they kinda beat it up and things went out and he ended up leaving it in his grandpas yard and his gramps had it towed to the scrap yard. I think this was around 1992? The Nova was a 1 owner, an Italian guy who owned a pizzeria and took good care of it. My old "friend" had it trashed withing a year. What a waste.
For some reason, I hear the "dueling banjos" when i read about how your friend converted his Nova into a convertible.
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